It does- much appreciated. I will get some and do some practice runs first. Cheers. Got loads of time stillI purchased my silkspan from www.bluejacketinc.com. it looks very much like tissue paper found around boxed clothes at Christmas.
I watched youtube videos by Tom Lauria on the subject of sails. It looks harder than it really was to do. I folded over and glued down about 1/8" all around the outer edge of the cut out sail. After attaching and let hang dry silkspan to the yard with thread, I sprayed a light mist of water on it. The silkspan turns very limp. Using threat, I looped around the yard and the bottom of the sail. Tightening the thread caused the sail to fold up to the yard. You can adjust the wet tied up sail to you liking. When dry the silkspan hardens almost like papermache. I will tell you, after using silkspan, I will use it on all my models that have sails. To me, it looks more realistic than the lightest cloth I've used in the past. Hope this helps.
Go to this link. There is a much more in depth build log there. At the time, I didn't know about this site.Thank you.
Depending how accurate you want your model, Victory does not have exterior gun-port frames.
This being my second ever build and first plank on plank attempt, I was really trying not to muff it up by straying away from the plans...which had a lot to be desired. As I progressed through the build and gained more knowledge of the original ship, I had noted many issues that weren't correct... but also found none of the manufactures are totally correct in their kits. At the time of this build, the people responsible for the original ship couldn't agree on the real color of the ship, although ochre was widely used for years. So, even the experts were having a hard time of getting it right.... and they had the original ship. My goal was to enjoy the challenge of the build, have fun, learn stuff I knew nothing about, and bottomline.... not to muff it up.Depending how accurate you want your model, Victory does not have exterior gun-port frames.
Hallo @DaliabHow I got started in this hobby. A couple of years ago the wife and I went to Boston to visit my sister. While there we went into a gift store in Rhode Island that had all of these beautiful looking wooden model sail boats. I said to myself I would love to build one of these. That Christmas, my wife bought me the Smuggler from Blue Jacket. I started it with lots of enthusiasm that petered out after a couple of months. Bottomline.... I retired 1 1/2 years ago and decided to finish the Smuggler. When I sent pictures to my sister she stated that lots of models have been distroyed by wives who attemptef to remove the dust. So... I decided to build a display case. Here is the finish product.
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